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Federal Judge Declines Vantrease Request (Dominion Post, 11/30/2012)

Judge: Donors’ Names in WVU Beating are Private (WDTV, 11/30/2012)

Judge Keeley Denies Austin Vantrease Request for Donor Information (WBOY and WOWK-TV, 11/30/2012)

Four Settle in Diviney Lawsuit (Dominion Post, 11/12/2012)

Settlement Reached for Men Present, Not Involved, in Attack (WDTV, 11/12/2012)

Settlement Reached in Diviney Lawsuit (WBOY, 11/12/2012)

Judge Nixes Release of Donor Information (Dominion Post, 10/26/2012)

Diviney Attacker Denied Request (WAJR, 10/26/2012)

Diviney Donor Info Requested: [Vantrease] Attorney Asks for Names, Addresses of Supporters (Dominion Post, 09/24/2012)

Judge Denies Restraining Order on Diviney Blog (WBOY, 06/25/2012)

Judge Won’t Recommend Restraining Order in Diviney Case (Dominion Post, 06/06/2012)

Diviney Case Moved to Federal Court (Ashburn Patch, 09/28/2011)

Civil Lawsuit Moved to Federal Court (Dominion Post, 09/26/2011)

Diviney Case Moved to Federal Court (Leesburg Today, 09/26/2011)

Beating of Former WVU Student Case Moves to Federal Court (The State Journal, WBOY, WOWK, WTRF, WVNS, 09/26/2011)

Attackers of Broad Run Grad Ryan Diviney Move Civil Trial to Federal Court (Viva Loudoun, 09/23/2011)

Father of Comatose W.Va. Student Sues 6 Del. Men (NBC4 Columbus, Ohio and Associated Press, 09/07/2011)

Lawsuit Files by Attacked Student’s Father (Courier Post, 09/06/2011)

Father of Comatose W.Va. Student Sues 6 Del. Men (San Antonio Express, 09/06/2011)

Lawsuit Filed by Attacked Student’s Father (Delaware Online and Associated Press, 09/05/2011)

Suit filed in Morgantown Beating of Former WVU Student (West Virginia Record, 08/31/2011)

Ryan Diviney Family, Friend File Civil Law Suit Against Attackers (Ashburn Patch, 08/29/2011) 

Suit Filed in Morgantown Beating (Sunday Gazette, 08/28/2011)

Diviney’s Father, Friend Files Suit (Daily Athenaeum, 08/28/2011)

Family of Beating Victim Files Lawsuit Against 3 Newark-Area Residents (Newark Post, 08/28/2011)

Ryan Diviney’s Family, Friend Sue Attackers (Dominion Post, 08/27/2011)

Lawsuit Filed Against Group After Brutal Attack on Student (WDTV, 08/27/2011)

Civil Filed Against Diviney Attackers (Leesburg Today, 08/27/2011)

Ryan Diviney’s Family, Friend Sue Attackers (Charleston Daily Mail, 08/27/2011)

Civil Suit Filed in 2009 Morgantown Beating Case (The State Journal, 08/27/2011)

Civil Suit Filed in 2009 Morgantown Beating Case (msnbc, 08/27/2011)

Civil Suit Filed in 2009 Morgantown Beating Case (WBOY, 08/27/2011)

Civil Suit Filed in 2009 Morgantown Beating Case (WOWK, 08/27/2011)

Civil Suit Filed in 2009 Morgantown Beating Case (WTRF, 08/27/2011)

Civil Suit Filed in 2009 Morgantown Beating Case (WVNS, 08/27/2011)

Diviney Family Files Lawsuit (WAJR, 08/27/2011)

Second Man Arrested for WVU Student Beating (WBOY News)

One Suspect Named in Diviney Case (Daily Athenaeum)

One Arrested in WVU Student Beating (WBOY News)

Surveillance Video Shows Morgantown Fight (WBOY News)
[/tab_item] [tab_item title="Criminal Case"] Court Denies Vantrease Request for New Trial (WVNS-TV, 10/27/2011)

Court Denies Vantrease Request for New Trial (WTFR-TV, 10/27/2011)

Court Denies Vantrease Request for New Trial (WBOY-TV, 10/27/2011)

Court Denies Vantrease Request for New Trial (msnbc, 10/27/2011)

Diviney Attacker Denied New Trial (Daily Dub V, 10/27/2011)

Court Denies Vantrease Request for New Trial (WOWK-13, 10/26/2011)

High Court: No New Trial in Diviney Case (Dominion Post, 10/26/2011)

Diviney Attacker Denied New Trial (Ashburn Patch, 10/26/2011)

No New Trial for Man Accused of Beating WVU Student (WDTV 5, 10/26/2011)

Court Denies Vantrease Request for New Trial  (State Journal, 10/26/2011)

Court Denies Vantrease Request for New Trial (WBOY, 10/26/2011)

Vantrease Appeal Denied (WAJR News, 10/26/2011)

Jonathan May and Austin Vantrease Trial: Day 4 (WBOY News)

Jonathan May and Austin Vantrease Trial:Day 3 (WTRF News)

Jonathan May and Austin Vantrease Trial: Day 2 (WBOY News)

Testimony Begins in Morgantown Beating Trial (Metro News/WAJR)

Opening Statement Begin in Trial (WBOY News)

Court Postpones Trial of Ashburn Man’s Alleged Attackers (Loudoun Times)

Local Residents Write Letters to Attorney on Behalf of Ryan Diviney (Daily Athenaeum)

Two Teens Face Trial in Diviney Attack (Daily Athenaeum)

Man Who Attacked Ryan Diviney Waives Hearing (WDTV News)

Two Indicted for WVU Beating (WBOY News)

Austin Vantrease Transferred to McDowell Correctional Facility (WBOY, 07/30/2013)

Request Denied: Vantrease will Continue Serving 2 -10 Year Sentence (WAJR, 05/20/2011)

Vantrease Attorney: Client Entitled to a New Trial (Dominion Post, 05/18/2011)

Vantrease Denied Release (Associated Press/Dominion Post, 05/17/2011)

Diviney Attacker Denied Prison Release (Daily Athenaeum, 05/17/2011)

Vantrease in Court for Consideration in Diviney Beating (WBOY 12 News, 05/16/2011)

Request Denied in Morgantown Beating Case (MetroNews, 05/16/2011)

Diviney Attacker Released (Associated Press, 05/03/2011)

Diviney Attacker Released From Jail (WAJR, 05/03/2011)

Diviney’s Convicted Attacker Asking for a Shorter Sentence (Daily Athenaeum, 04/20/2011)

Attacker Wants to Leave Jail (Dominion Post, 04/14/2011)

Diviney Attacker to Appeal (Dominion Post, 12/29/2010)

Vantrease Receives Maximum Sentence in Diviney Beating (WBOY News)

Vantrease Sentenced 2 -10 Year (West Virginia Metro News, 11/16/2010)

DE Man Sentenced to Prison for Beating WVU Student Comatose (WHSV News)

Del. Man Sentenced in WVU Student Beating (Washington Examiner)

Vantrease Sentenced to 2-10 Years (WAJR News)

Second Man Sentenced in Diviney Beating Case (WDTV News, Sports, & Weather)

Diviney Attacker Gets Maximum Sentence (Dominion Post)

Diviney Attacker Sentenced to 10 Years of Jail Time (Daily Athenaeum)

Ryan Diviney’s Family Finds Justice in Assault Convictions (Loudoun Independent)

Ryan’s Dad Speaks (Embedded Interview Audio) (Metro News)

Jury Convicts Men in WVU Student Beating Case (State Journal)

Men Convicted of Violent Attack on Ashburn Student (Loudoun Times)

Father Gets Wish: Men Convicted in Ryan Diviney Beating Case (Dominion Post)

Attacker Denied Parole: Vantrease Isn’t Ready (Dominion Post, 07/23/2013)

Vantrease Denied Parole for Second Time (WDTV, 07/22/2013)

WV Parole Board Denies Austin Vantrease Parole (WBOY, 07/22/2013)

Parole Denial Bittersweet for Ryan Diviney’s Father (WAJR, 07/23/2013)

Attacker Accused In Ryan Diviney Beating to Receive Parole Hearing (WDTV, 06/28,2013)

Diviney Attacker Up for Parole in July (WBOY TV, 06/28/2013)

Dad’s Petition Seeks to Keep Attacker Jailed: 28,000 Sign It Online (Dominion Post, 10/15/2012)

Parole Petition in WVU Beating Case gets 28,000 Names (San Francisco Chronicle, WTRF, and WV Gazette, 10/15/2012)

21,000-plus Sign Diviney Petition (Daily Athenaeum, 10/10/2012)

Diviney Family Launches Anti-Parole Petition (Leesburg Today, 10/08/2012)

Parole Denied to Diviney Attacker (Leesburg Today, 08/30/2012)

WV Judge Denies Parole for Diviney Attacker (Ashburn Patch, 08/30/2012)

Diviney Dad “Relieved”: Vantrease, his Son’s Attacker, Denied Parole (Dominion Post, 08/29/2012)

Diviney Attacker to Remain Behind Bars (Metro News, 08/29/2012)

Diviney Attacker to Remain Behind Bars (WAJR, 08/29/2012)

Judge Denies Parole for Man Who Beat Former WVU Student (WDTV, 08/28/2012)

First Stop on Ride for Ryan (North Allegheny Patch, August 16, 2013)

Race Benefits Ryan’s Rally (Daily Athenaeum, April 29, 2013)

WVU Students Hold Fundraiser for Ryan Diviney (WBOY, April 17, 2013)

DeClutter for a Cause (Oprah Magazine, March 2013)

Restaurant Hosts Yearlong Diviney Fundraiser (Leesburg Today, 11/01/2012)

Help Mali Thai Help Ryan Diviney (Ashburn Patch, 10/19/2012)

Sneak Peek: Community Sale Helps Ashburn Family (Ashburn Patch, 09/28/2012)

Fundraiser Held for College Student Beaten into Coma 3 Years Ago (CBS Radio, 09/28/2012)

De-Clutter for the Divineys II is Coming (Ashburn Patch, 09/11/2012)

Event Aims to Raise $10,000 (Daily Athenauem, 04/18/2012)

Ryan’s Rally 5K Held in Morgantown (WDTV 5 News, 04/16/2012)

Ryan Diviney 5K Race & Dragonfly Benefit (DubVLive, 04/06/2012)

Boys Lacrosse: Battle of Ashburn Round 2 to Benefit Ryan Diviney (Viva Loudoun, 03/21/2012)

Bake Sale at Ashburn Lacrosse Game to Benefit Ryan Diviney (Ashburn Patch, 03/21/2012)

Greg Wells Team To Host 2nd Annual Golf Tournament (Digital Journal, 01/31/2012)

Weekend Planner: Holiday Karaoke Fundraiser (Herndon Patch, 12/15/2011)

All Day Fundraiser Set for Ryan Diviney (Viva Loudoun, 12/6/2011)

Benefit Remembers Students Attack (Daily Athenauem, 11/11/2011)

Friends Raise Money For Ryan Diviney (WDTV, 11/11/2011)

Event Benefits Former Student’s Recovery (Daily Athenaeum, 11/09/2011)

A Fight for His Victory (The Falcon Flyer, 09/09/2011)

Battle for a Better Cause Wins Game of the Week (WUSA9, 09/06/2011)

Toyoto Game Night Report: Week 1 Video (WUSA9, 09/06/11)

Ashburn Community Rallies for Ryan (Game Day Magazine, 09/03/2011) 

Spartans Down Falcons in “Battle for a Better Cause” (Ashburn Patch, 09/03/2011)

Battle for a Better Cause Wins Game of the Week (HighSchoolSports.net, 09/03/2011)

White Out:Truly a Battle for a Better Cause (Ashburn Patch, 09/01/2011)

Battle for a Better Cause Football Fundraiser for Ryan Diviney (Ashburn Patch, 08/30/2011)

Broad Run & Briar Woods Join Forces in the “Battle for a Better Cause” Fundraiser for Ryan Diviney (BroadRunSports.com, 08/23/2011) 

Ryan Diviney Day (Ashburn Patch, 08/19/2011)

Are You Ready for Some Football (Ashburn Patch, 08/05/2011)

Broad Run Maroon & Gold Game this Saturday is a Ryan Diviney Fundraiser (Viva Loudoun, 08/01/2011)

‘Rock the Lot’ in Va. to Benefit Diviney (Daily Athenaeum, 06/01/2011)

The Curry Club Event (Loudoun Times, 04/29/2011)

Peter Walsh Declutters for the Divineys (www.oprah.com, 04/27/2011)

Yard Sale for the Divineys Brings Community Together (Ashburn Patch, 04/11/2011)

Fundraiser for Ryan Diviney (WUSA Channel 9, 04/04/2011)

$5,100 Raised for Diviney Family (The Daily Athenaeum, 04/04/2011)

Morgantown Supports Diviney Family at Benefit Dinner (WBOY News 12, 04/03/2011)

Fundraiser for Diviney (WDTV News 5, 04/03/2011)

Fundraiser to Help Pay for Diviney ‘s Treatment (Dominion Post/AP Featured News, Charleston Daily Mail, 04/02/2011)

Parts of University to Host Fundraiserfor Ryan Diviney (The Daily Athenaeum, 04/01/2011)

Local Ashburn Moms Create Task Force to Raise Money for Assault Victim Ryan Diviney (www.cnbc.com, 03/16/2011)

Peter Walsh Newsletter (www.peterwalshdesign.com, 03/10/2011)

Declutter Your House to Help Ryan Diviney (Ashburn Patch, 03/08/2011)

Ryan Diviney Fundraiser a “Success” (Daily Athenaeum)

University, Students, Professor Organize Fundraiser for Ryan Diviney (Daily Athenaeum)

Redskin’s Official Blog: Benefit for Ryan Diviney at The Dock (Official Washington Redskins Blog)

Diviney Attacker Requests Trial be Moved Out of W.Va. (Daily Athenaeum)

Community Rallies to Support Ashburn Teen (Leesburg Today)

Benefit Planned For Ashburn Resident in Coma (WTOP News)

Rally for Ryan Draws Huge Crowd in Ashburn (Viva Loudoun)

Former WVU Student Ryan Diviney to Undergo Skull Surgery (WAJR, 05/30/14)

Is Anybody in There? (Wired Magazine, 02/13/2013)

Divineys Get Special Delivery (Leesburg Today, 12/17/2012)

Holiday Van for Divineys, Courtesy of Koons (Ashburn Patch, 12/18/2012)

Local Family Celebrates Donation for Injured Son (Today Show, 12/17/2012)

Koons Toyota Donates Van to Victim of Violence (WJLA/ABC Channel 7, 12/17/2012)

Family Celebrates “Awesome” Gift (NBC 4, 12/17/2012)

Jim Koons Automotive Donates Mobility Van to Ryan Diviney (WBOY, 12/17/2012)

Koons to Donate Van to Diviney Family (Leesburg Today, 12/13/2012)

Father of Beating Victim Talks About Life These Days (Metro News, 04/17/2012)

Ryan’s Rally “Chick Magnet” More than Classic Ride (Examiner.com, 12/22/2011)

Students: Take Action to Increase Safety (Daily Atheneum, 11/08/2011)

Radio: KEN DIVINEY INTERVIEW (WAJR, 08/29/2011) 

The Washington Post’s White House News Photographers Association 2011 Awards (05/14/2011)

Michael & Son Services Give Back to Diviney Family (Leesburg Today, 08/03/2011)

Michael & Son Cares about Ryan Diviney (Michael & Son, 08/01/2011)

A Father’s Dedication (WUSA Channel 9, Washington D.C., 08/01/2011)

Loudoun County on Board for Diviney Project (MichaelandSon.com, 06/18/2011)

Ashburn Through the Camera Lens (Ashurn Patch, 04/14/2011)

Friday Safety Walk Highlights Problem Areas on Campus (Daily Athenaeum, 02/20/2011)

Top 5 Worst People of WVU in 2010 Awards (Mountaineer Irony, 01/17/2011)

2010 Year in Review (WDTV, 01/02/2011, 1:30 mark)

Ryan Diviney Back at Home (WJAR.com, 01/04/2011)

Mich. Family Gives Hope to Divineys (Dominion Post, 01/02/2011)

Ryan Diviney’s Story (New Castle News, 12/19/2010)

TODAY Show Spotlights Angel MedFlight Brain Injury Transport Patient (Angel MedFlight, 12/16/2010)

Mother of Beaten Teen: I Pray He Wakes” (NBC Today Show, 12/15/2010)

The Daily Athenaeum’s Most Influential 2010 (Daily Athenaeum, 12/13/2010)

Ryan Diviney: Tragedy of a Night in Morgantown (Sustained Outrage, 12/2/2010)

Since Beating that Left Student in Coma, His Father has Kept a Constant Vigil (Washington Post, 12/1/2010, Associated Press, 12/3/2010, San Francisco Examiner, 12/5/2010, etc.)

Victim’s Sister Finds Friend in Professor(Charleston Daily Mail)

The Ryan Diviney Story: A Senseless Moment. A Lifetime of Tragedy (Dominion Post)

The Kari Diviney Story (Convergence Capstone Blog)

Diviney’s Condition Worsens: He Enters New Jersey Hospital (Daily Athenaeum)

Letter to the Editor (Daily Athenaeum)

Diviney Moves Back Home; Continues Coma Treatment (Daily Athenaeum)

Diviney’s Father: Surgery a Step to Recovery (Daily Athenaeum)

Assaulted Ashburn Man Can Hear, Sense Light (Loudouni.com, 01/15/2010)

Update on Ryan Diviney (Viva Loudoun)

Ryan Diviney Update (Viva Loudoun)

Comments

  1. Paula Yocom via Facebook says

    Congratulations on creating such a tremendously successful blog! I am so grateful to have the opportunity to stay informed as to Ryan’s condition. I also appreciate your honesty and willingness to share with us the many trials and tribulations of caring for your wonderful son. I have learned so much from you, and have been able share very helpful information with family and friends. The benefit of the Ryansrally.org website as well as your blog is large and far reaching. People from all around the world are able to access detailed information about treatments, therapy and advancements in the management of brain injury. I also find it helpful to read about your feelings in dealing with the fear, trepidation and anxiety that comes with having a loved one in medically fragile state. It helps us all to know we’re not alone, so thank you for that!! God bless you for being a bright light in the dark world of traumatic brain injury. You and your family are an inspiration to us all!!

  2. says

    I agree ,never stop posting .After reading all that was in the news about what happened to Ryan says it all !!! And thank you Ken for keeping us posted on how Ryan’s doing .You are Sue are amazing for all you’re going through

  3. says

    Who runs to the defense of these thugs and actually tries to defend them. Perhaps they should have the restraint! Your posts are full of the love and emotion of a devoted Father. Who’s paying these attorneys? Perhaps the money would be better served helping the one they so brutally harmed. This attorney is clearly desperate for clients and press. Please don’t ever stop keeping us updated on Ryan. And for the record, I’m not from Virginia but feel your pain like I was standing right there. Love you Divineys’. Always in. Y thoughts and prayers.

  4. says

    Ken, keep up the good work. This is something that needs to be out there. I guess the truth hurts. Looks like Vantrese got himself another loser of a lawyer.I wonder what she would have to say if Vantrese and his band of thugs did something like this to her kid’s or a family member.I would bet my life’s savings she would have a different outlook.

  5. Jo Hobbs via Facebook says

    If every child on the planet had a father like Ken Diviney and a mother like Sue, we would have peace on Earth. It’s all about parenting.

  6. Linda Sanchez via Facebook says

    I appreciate everything you post. Educational and informative but also very personal and emotional. You pour your heart and soul into caring for Ryan (and your wife & daughter) and this blog is your outlet. Whether you write in frustration, pain, anger, and joys of small achievements you have that right in America to express yourself. God bless your family. We are always praying for your family in hopes one day you will find peace and comfort.

  7. Linda Sanchez via Facebook says

    I appreciate everything you post. Educational and informative but also very personal and emotional. You pour your heart and soul into caring for Ryan (and your wife & daughter) and this blog is your outlet. Whether you write in frustration, pain, anger, and joys of small achievements you have that right in America to express yourself. God bless your family. We are always praying for your family in hopes one day you will find peace and comfort.

  8. says

    My feeling is if they had been responsive, apologetic, helpful and kind and not threatening (ie court parking garage) from the get-go, perhaps the blog posts would have been different. As I’ve said so many times, I’d be apologizing six ways from Sunday and doing everything I could to make it right. Maybe their lawyers told them not to say anything but if that were the case, I would think they would have made that known. Instead it looks like they just don’t care. :( Ken and Sue, Kari and Ryan – you are always, always, always in our prayers. God Bless You. †

  9. says

    My feeling is if they had been responsive, apologetic, helpful and kind and not threatening (ie court parking garage) from the get-go, perhaps the blog posts would have been different. As I’ve said so many times, I’d be apologizing six ways from Sunday and doing everything I could to make it right. Maybe their lawyers told them not to say anything but if that were the case, I would think they would have made that known. Instead it looks like they just don’t care. :( Ken and Sue, Kari and Ryan – you are always, always, always in our prayers. God Bless You. †

  10. John Maletta via Facebook says

    Ken, never give into these losers. Keep fighting the good fight and we’ll have your back for the entire journey. When they attack you, they are attacking all of Ryan’s Army and we will not stand for it! They can try to move this trial to Mongolia and they’ll still lose the battle. The truth will prevail!

  11. Jo Hobbs via Facebook says

    Do they realize that it is not too late to attempt to make amends and begin paying up? It would go a long way… …There is no way they are going to win! Wondering if some kook lawyer is giving them bad advice. Still can’t believe that any attorney worth his/her salt would even take their case! It’s going to be a long year of waiting for us, but even longer for them as they wait for that gavel to fall! Guilty! Pay or stay — in jail!

  12. Grey Hubler via Facebook says

    We remains with Ryan first in our thoughts, and keeping an eye on making sure those at fault pay.

  13. Jo Hobbs via Facebook says

    What? Did I read correctly that Vantrease hoped “something positive would come out of this?” Like what? A fat check could visit Ryan’s mail box as a step toward a “positive” direction! I cannot think of anything any better at the moment, but I might be missing something — am I?

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